What Is a Pocket Sprung Mattress?

A pocket sprung mattress is made from individual pocket springs. Each pocket spring is enclosed within its own fabric pocket. Working independently from each other, each spring reacts only to the pressure applied to that area. This results in a greater level of personalised support and response for each person sleeping on the mattress.

Pocket springs don't move as a whole unit, unlike more traditional open coil mattresses. This helps to prevent "roll-together", and reduces the transfer of movement to other areas of the mattress. Each pocket spring works individually to correctly support your body. Because of this, a pocket sprung mattress is particularly beneficial if:

  1. You and your partner are of different weights
  2. You tend to toss and turn throughout the night
Pocket springs are wrapped in their own cloth sleeve
Pocket springs are individually wrapped in their own fabric pockets


Pocket sprung mattress benefits

Pocket sprung mattresses are a fantastic choice if you're looking for a mattress with exceptional comfort and support. Below, we've listed some of the great benefits of sprung mattresses:

  • No motion transfer when sleeping with a partner
  • Consistent firmness across the mattress night after night
  • Complete body support while you sleep
  • Soothing pressure relief for your joints
The Rest Assured Knowlton 2000 Pocket Latex Pillow Top Mattress is a pocket sprung mattress - ideal if you're looking for total support, pressure relief and luxury comfort
The Rest Assured Knowlton 2000 Pocket Latex Pillow Top Mattress is a pocket sprung mattress, approved by the Good Housekeeping Institute

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Are more pocket springs better?

The pocket spring count of a mattress refers to the amount of pocket springs within each mattress. You can often see this figure in the mattress name.

Pocket springs contribute to the levels of support and firmness you feel from your mattress. Additionally, the tension (also known as "gauge") of the springs plays a part in determining the overall firmness of the mattress.

However, it's important to note that pocket springs comprise only one element of the mattress. The comfort layers, such as memory foam or natural fillings, will also have an impact on the overall feel of your mattress.

More pocket springs won't necessarily mean your mattress will be more comfortable or firmer. Instead, a greater density of pocket springs will support your body weight across more springs, and offer a greater level of response to your individual movements as you sleep.

To help you decide, we recommend that you read what our other customers have to say about our pocket sprung mattresses. Simply head to our pocket sprung mattress range, and take a look at the individual Reevoo customer reviews to find out more!

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Are pocket sprung mattresses firm?

Like all mattresses, pocket sprung mattresses are available in a variety of firmness options. Whilst we have a great range of firm pocket sprung mattresses - we also have softer pocket sprung mattresses, too! Discover our pocket sprung mattress range, with up to six firmness ratings for you to choose from:

  1. Soft to medium pocket sprung mattresses
  2. Medium pocket sprung mattresses
  3. Medium to firm pocket sprung mattresses
  4. Firm pocket sprung mattresses
  5. Extra firm pocket sprung mattresses

Not sure what firmness is right for you? Head over to our guide, what mattress firmness is right for me? for more help and advice.

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Is a pocket sprung mattress good for a bad back?

A pocket sprung mattress could be a good option if you suffer from a bad back. Because each pocket spring reacts independently to body weight, this can help support correct spinal alignment to a greater degree than an open coil (standard sprung) mattress can.

However, it is also important to consider factors such as overall mattress firmness, whether the mattress is orthopaedic, and the comfort layers of the mattress. These all contribute to providing the correct level of support and back care you need.

You may find the following advice pages helpful:

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Best-selling pocket sprung mattresses: five of the best

We offer a wide range of pocket sprung mattresses here at Mattress Online. Whether you're looking for a high pocket spring count, a memory foam pocket sprung mattress or a best-selling pocket sprung mattress from Silentnight, Sealy or Sleepeezee - you'll find everything you're looking for in our pocket sprung range.

With well over 100 to choose from, why not start with our best-selling pocket sprung mattresses below. We've handpicked five of our most popular for you, and they're all available for Free Next Day Delivery!

The Silentnight Sofia 1200 Mirapocket Mattress is a supportive pocket sprung mattress

1. Silentnight Sofia 1200 Mirapocket Mattress

  • From only £289.95
  • Type: 1200 pocket springs
  • Medium-firm for great support
  • Winner of the Good Housekeeping Institute's Getting Greener award

The Silentnight Essentials Mirapocket 1000 Mattress is a great value pocket sprung mattress

2. Silentnight Essentials Mirapocket 1000 Mattress

  • From only £289.95
  • Type: 1200 pocket springs
  • Medium-firm for great support
  • Winner of the Good Housekeeping Institute's Getting Greener award

The Luna Memory 1000 Pocket Mattress features Luna Fusion Memory Foam for a great night's sleep

3. Luna Memory 1000 Pocket Mattress

  • From only £224.95
  • Type: 1000 Luna Pocket® springs, Luna Fusion Memory Foam
  • Medium feel firmness rating

The Millbrook Wool Luxury 4000 Pocket Mattress is a comfortable pocket sprung mattress at a great price

4. Millbrook Wool Luxury 4000 Pocket Mattress

  • From only £419.95
  • Type: 4000 pocket springs
  • Medium-firm feel

The Sealy Posturepedic Nostromo Latex 1400 Pocket Pillow Top Mattress is a luxury pocket sprung mattress and has been awarded a Which? Best Buy

5. Sealy Posturepedic Nostromo Latex 1400 Pocket Pillow Top Mattress

  • From only £489.95
  • Type: 1400 pocket springs, latex pillow top
  • A Which? Best Buy in June 2020
  • Medium firmness rating - best of both worlds

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Pocket sprung mattresses are very popular since they offer high levels of support and comfort without that "roll-off" or "roll-together" feeling you may experience from open coil (standard sprung) mattresses.

Available in a range of firmness ratings, comfort levels and from a wide range of well-known brands such as Silentnight, Rest Assured and Sealy, we offer a fantastic collection of pocket sprung mattresses, all designed to offer you a great night's sleep.